Andy Warren

Andy Warren

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Acoustic/electric soul music from Vancouver. In Solo/Duo/Trio format, it's perhaps Ben Harper meets KT Tunstall. With full band, Bill Withers meets The Cure on a road trip with Manu Chao and Zero 7.

Biography

Andy 'A-Dub' Warren is a Vancouver-based singer-songwriter. THE BLURRING LINE EP is his 2nd record and is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, and at Highlife World Music and Fingerprints Music on Long Beach California.

Andy worked for several years at a unique Music Shop called Highlife World Music, where he soaked up the sounds of Manu Chao, Spearhead, Solomon Burke, Madeleine Peyroux amongst others. As he started this new EP at Bakerstreet Studios in January 2006, Paul Baker introduced him to 2 British musicians who had recently moved to Vancouver - Derek 'Jingles' Jhingoree and Joe Bashorun. Interestingly, Jingles and Joe had recently re-connected in Vancouver, after having known each other several years ago in England where Jingles had played with Geoffrey Williams and Howard Jones, and Joe had played with Annie Lennox, Jamiroquai and Ernest Ranglin. Andy brought in session and touring monster Geoff Hicks on Drums and a certain chemistry was discovered.

Songs from the EP have been used on the television shows Love Monkey and Men In Trees.

Lyrics

Say Something

Written By: A-Dub (Andy Warren)

You couldn’t tell me, with that mentality
What it was about me, that schoolyard shove in the chest to incite me
And in the lines between the tiles in the porcelain room, I wrote 'why'

And I couldn’t tell you, couldn’t muster the words to tell you
What it was that made me stop, and not confront you
in the lines between the tiles in the porcelain room, I wrote 'why'

We should’ve been saying something, not pushin and shoving
Saying something, so simple it’s tragic, saying something

He couldn’t tell his eldest, let alone his youngest
What it was about his own, childhood family madness
in the lines between the years I can picture him writing why

The shelter in silence becomes a mutual, mental violence
That won’t let go, where’s the common sense
in the lines between the years you wind up writing why

When should be saying something, not pushin and shoving
Saying something, from little steps comes the magic, saying something

Tell me we’ll be speaking soon

And he couldn’t tell her, even though his divine was her
What it was that mystified, and also his fear amplified,
And he let too much time, he let too much time pass them by

But one day he found her, at the end of his rope he tethered,
He finally opened his mouth, Began to understand her
And in the lines between the tiles, he could begin to erase why

Cause he was saying something, not pushing and shoving,
saying something, so simple it’s magic, saying something…

say something, say something nice, or don't say anything at all

and tell me we’ll be speaking soon…

Sweet & Simple

Written By: A-Dub (Andy Warren)

my suryanamaskara A
showing me things are OK
but sometimes you've got to pray
this crazy world will sway
and our hateful ways
will evaporate

I can't wait to get, I can't wait to get back,
I can't wait to get back to my sweet & simple gravy
it's time to break, it's time to break fast
I think it's time to break this fast from my garden temple lady,

my suryanamaskara B
showing me just how to see
unmaterialistially
most undeniably
I've got to put in my time
and it ain't easy

I can't wait to get, I can't wait to get back,
I can't wait to get back to my sweet & simple gravy
it's time to break, it's time to break fast
I think it's time to break this fast from my garden temple lady,

sweet and simple
nature is the temple, and the gravy

I've got to fill out that bloody application
and give my blood donation
so many complications
in this incarnation
for my soul's transmigration

I can't wait to get, I can't wait to get back,
I can't wait to get back to my sweet & simple gravy
it's time to break, it's time to break fast
I think it's time to break this fast from my garden temple lady,

The Blurring Line

Written By: Andy Warren

a pinched nerve in my neck again
is it some kind of inside out upside down medicine?
to look ahead, and not back to then
hello humble, my old friend

a sense of time, a sense of mine,
it's good to kiss them goodbye
and what you find, with every sign
will ameliorate your climb

so he wasn't making any sense
but where do you get off becoming so, damn ego bent? (like your the only heaven-sent)
but where do you get off like you’re the only one heaven-sent?
simmer down discard the sentiment

a sense of time, a sense of mine,
it's good to kiss them goodbye
and what you find, with every sign
will ameliorate your climb

beyond something that I read about
this ego, I want to live without

and it might seem strange, with all this space in there
but you clean out the attic, and you can travel, anywhere
and wash your face but see no reflection there
you change it to love become so aware

that a sense of time, a sense of mine
it's good to kiss them good bye
and what you find, with every sign
will continue to fill the air
every time, the blurring line
will ameliorate your climb
and oxygenate your mind

hallelujah ….

Discography

THE BLURRING LINE - EP (2007)
THOSE THREE - Independent Album (2004)

Set List

45 min +/-
- songs from albums
- an occasional cover done in an unusual style